Director: Luc Besson
Running time: 89 mins Released: 22nd August 2014
Web site: lucymovie.co.uk
Luc Besson, director of La Femme Nikita and The Fifth Element, gives us another OTT action movie about a pouting supermodel-type who also happens to kick ass. Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) is a naive, carefree student in Taiwan who is asked by her shady boyfriend to transport a locked briefcase to a hotel. There she meets the villainous drug dealer Mr Jang (Choi Min-sik) and learns that the briefcase contains a strange new drug called CHP4, an artificial version of a hormone found in pregnant mothers. Lucy is forced to be a drug mule and has a bag of CHP4 sewn into her stomach. When Mr Jang's men attack her, the bag is broken and Lucy begins to exhibit crazy super-powers.